From the preliminary concept space-plans and sketches to final production drawings for fixtures and fittings, the design process forms the spine of the project.
With the client at the centre of the process, every decision is weighed and sharpened, always with regard to practicalities; price and buildability.
Design decisions made at the beginning of any project will continue to have repercussions throughout and beyond, so the design team at the start will still be there at the handover.
Project management is not simply an afterthought or an optional extra with us.
Project planning starts on Day One. The first site visit will have suggested plans of action and will continue to develop as the project begins to unfold across the whole range of disciplines.
Pricing starts with sketch designs, then moves on to detailed cost plans and finally a definitive scheme and a fixed-price contract.
Rigorous stewardship does’t stop there: we never take a project over time or over budget.
The “build” doesn’t begin and end on site. It informs and is shaped in tandem with design development and project planning throughout every stage of the process, and the construction team is involved right from the start.
Buildability being one of our key watchwords, the practicality of any scheme is paramount, and careful consideration is given to every element.
That, and a diligent approach to programme and sitewok, ensures smooth and timely completion.